Kimble Lee Frentress, 51, of Craig, died Aug. 7, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, where he was surrounded by family and friends.
Kimble was born April 25, 1958, in Hayden, to Norman and Dollie Frentress, and he spent his childhood in the Yampa Valley. Kimble graduated from Hayden High School in 1976. He excelled in anything he took part in throughout life.
Kimble married Robbie Jacobs in December 1976, at the Congregational Church in Hayden. Kimble and Robbie had three daughters: Tinneal, Dollie and Shawna. Kimble lived each day providing for his family in every way possible.
Kimble loved to rope, ride horses and spend time with family and friends at 4-H, FFA and sporting events his children and grandchildren participated in. Kimble and his family left Colorado in the mid-1980s, following the mining industry and returned to Colorado in the early 1990s, where he ended his career at Trapper Mine.
Kimble was diagnosed with a brain tumor July 14, 2008. Kimble then underwent surgery and multiple treatments throughout the next 11 months. During this time, Kimble and Robbie traveled between treatments, visiting family in Nevada and Arizona while visiting places such as the Grand Canyon, Hearst Castle and the West Coast. Kimble had a recurrence in June 2009, followed by complications ultimately leading to Kimble's final resting place with God.
Kimble is survived by his wife of 32 years, Robbie; oldest daughter Tinneal Gerber, her husband, Wade, and their children, Tyler and Kearn, all of Craig; middle daughter Dollie A. Frentress, of Craig; and youngest daughter Shawna Bennett, and her husband, Christopher, and their unborn child, of Beatty, Nev.; mother Dollie J. Frentress, of Craig; brothers Tim (Tena) Frentress of Hayden; brother Doyle (Paula) Frentress, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and sister Julie (Gerry) Gerber, of Inola, Okla; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Kimble was welcomed into heaven by his granddaughter Makayla Marie Gerber; father, Norman Frentress; grandmother Margaret (Jones) Kline; grandfather Antone Kline; grandmother Myrtle (Blake) Frentress; and grandfather Glenn Frentress.
A celebration of life and reception was at the Hayden Congregational Church on Aug. 10. Memorial donations can be made to Colorado Neurologic Institute, specifically in Honor of Kimble Frentress, or to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.